Glisam's Founder at Longwood Gardens
Glisam’s founder, Ann, at Longwood Gardens, taking a break from teaching tasks.

GlisamĀ® Language Arts Solutions was founded in 2014 by Ann Francis, a New Jersey high school teacher specializing in English and special education with twenty-three years of teaching experience. Recognizing the critical importance of vocabulary development, Ann began writing short stories that used students’ weekly vocabulary words. The stories were written with teens’ interests in mind and teachers’ needs in mind.

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